HIGH HOPES

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GB
1988
1hr 52mins
Dir: Mike Leigh
Starring: Philip Davis and Ruth Sheen

A dysfunctional family gathers to celebrate their mother’s 70th birthday

One of the opening scenes of this comedy-drama features a shot of the frontage to St. Pancras station. The final scenes meanwhile take place on the rooftop of a flat overlooking the station and a couple of HSTs are visible in the platforms. This is the same rooftop that appeared in the second series of 99-1, an undercover police drama series starring Leslie Grantham that was aired on ITV in early 1995.

As Jason Watkins exits the subway St. Pancras station looms large on the right
Overlooking St. Pancras station with two HST sets in the platforms